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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rhys Priestland and Stephen Jones' great tries against Perpignan

Rhys Priestland and Stephen Jones' great tries against Perpignan

The Scarlets scored some fantastic tries as they beat 2009 Top 14 champions Perpignan 43-34 in a high scoring opening round Heineken Cup encounter at Parc y Scarlets. Rhys Priestland scored one of the tries of the season, with Stephen Jones also crossing for a great team try. Both of those are featured here.

It was a nine try thriller as both sides tossed the ball around with aplomb as Perpignan actually outscored Scarlets by five tries to four. The difference came in the form of flyhalf Jones though, who scored 28 points while Jerome Porical failed with a late effort that would have earned the visitors a second losing bonus point.

Fullback Rhys Priestland scored two tries, one of which was sensational as he started it by joining the line, then collected at the end following two superb flick passes from Morgan Stoddart and Regan King. One of the tries of the season no doubt.

Jones later crossed for the bonus point try which itself was another classic as Scarlets showed great continuity and patience in the build up before letting the ball do the work through the hands, resulting in Jones diving over for his 50th Scarlets try.

It was a great win for the Scarlets who have shown that theyre willing to toss it around and use their strengths. Man of the Match was David Lyons off the back of the scrum who carried well all day. Two quality tries are whats featured here below though. Hit play and enjoy. Plenty more to come from the Heineken Cup soon.

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